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The Genius of Leonardo

  In addition to his interest in art, Malcolm Storer is a published author and accomplished ghost writer. ================================================================================= On May 02, 1519 the great artist and polymath Leonardo da Vinci passed away in Amboise, central France. To commemorate this seismic event, the Louvre Museum in Paris has opened its doors to what has to […]

Head of leading family law firm welcomes new stalking protection orders

One of Cheshire’s most respected family law solicitors today welcomed the new Stalking Protection Orders, as they will help many people currently going through the divorce or dissolution process. Amanda McAlister, head of McAlister Family Law, said that stalking by one party of another was a not-infrequent occurrence in the separation process, and early intervention […]

Students Showcase their Talents for Charity

Students and staff at Abbey College Manchester took to the stage to raise vital funds for Wood Street Mission, a charity which assists children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford. During the spectacular evening, guests were treated to highly talented singing and instrumental performances at the Unitarian Chapel on Cross […]

Travel agents get ‘Elfed Up’ in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

A team of travel agents will become Santa’s little helpers for the day to raise vital funds for the Alzheimer’s Society – a cause they’re supporting in memory of their colleague’s grandmother who was struck by the cruel disease. Staff at Hays Travel in Witton Street, Northwich, will be bringing festive cheer to customers when they […]

All brassed up and ready to blow!

Mobberley C of E Primary School has been awarded a grant of almost £3000, by The Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation, to purchase new brass instruments for their school band. Earlier this year, due to budget constraints, the school decided to change its year-6 band to an ‘all brass’ band.   The problem of how to […]

New film offers ‘behind the scenes’ look into the world of Cheshire Freemasons

A new film which, for the first time, offers a glimpse of what happens in the county’s Lodge rooms, has been welcomed by Cheshire Freemasons. The new film, Discover Freemasonry, shows interviews with leading Freemasons, as well as delving into Freemasonry’s unique history and symbolism, including the famous handshake. Freemasons being filmed during a ceremony inside […]

Can you succeed in Salters Den?

Applications are now open for the 2019 Salters Den competition. If you are an entrepreneur, or business start-up, located in the Northwich or Winsford areas and you started trading on or after January 01, 2018, then you are eligible to enter. Has your new business already preformed above expectations? Are you looking to expand? Would […]

The Art of Bonsai

The ancient Japanese art of bonsai has been practiced for thousands of years. Its goal is to produce small, perfectly formed trees that mimic the shape and scale of their full-size relatives, writes our art critic Malcolm Storer. On a bright sunny day in Mobberley recently I went along to meet one of the latest […]

Top Knutsford personal training studio celebrates its Nxtep

Founder of Nxtep Personal Training, Laura Hagan, is heading back to her personal training roots in London. She told us: “It’s been a fantastic five years of personal training in Knutsford. I am very proud of the journey my clients have been on. The studio still looks fantastic and I can feel extremely satisfied that […]

Honorary degree for Lucy Meacock

She’s been a familiar face in the living rooms of households across Greater Manchester for decades and now Granada Reports presenter Lucy Meacock has been recognised with an honorary degree from the University of Salford. Lucy Meacock received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts at The Lowry on 18 July in recognition of her services to regional news broadcasting. Lucy, who recently celebrated 30 years at ITV regional news programme Granada […]

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